Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 1800-1807

3-(s-Hydrindacen-4-yl)propylamines and 4-(s-hydrindacen-4-yl)butylamines; Synthesis and pharmacological screening

Zdeněk Vejdělek, Marie Bartošová and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


4-Chloromethyl-s-hydrindacene (VIIa) was transformed via the malonic acid derivatives VIIIa and IXa to the acid Xb which afforded in four steps the homological acid Xc. Reactions of chlorides of both acids (XIbc ) with dimethylamine, 1-methylpiperazine and 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine led to the amides XIIbc-XIVbc which were reduced with lithium aluminium hydride to the title compounds IVcd-VIcd. The amines obtained show central neuroleptic effects only in subtoxic doses; they are also potent local anaesthetics and have significant spasmolytic activity of the neurotropic as well as musculotropic type.